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Degree Programs

Online Master of Science in Dietetics

Program Overview:

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics will demand a master’s degree to obtain the RD/RDN (Registered Dietitian/Registered Dietitian Nutritionist) credential beginning in 2024. The Registered Dietitian/Registered Dietitian Nutritionist is a nationally recognized health professional that specializes in the promotion and integration of proper nutrition practices. The RD works with individuals and groups from diverse cultures with varying concerns to help them make positive lifestyle changes. There are many employment opportunities in food and nutrition for the Registered Dietitian/Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, each differing by target population, level of expertise, and primary location. Some career options include:

  • Clinical Dietetics
  • Community Nutrition
  • Food Service Management
  • Business and Industry
  • Private Practice/Consultation
  • Research

Working in dietetics offers a rewarding career with a promising future

Appreciation for the profession is growing, translating into a greater need for and utilization of nutrition experts in health promotion practices throughout the country. For more information on the RD, visit

Cal Poly Pomona’s online Master of Science, Dietetics is a comprehensive program taught by faculty with years of industry know-how and research experience. Classes are based on a practical learn-by-doing approach which ensures that upon completion of the program. Furthermore, you will have the knowledge and skills to be a successful Registered Dietitian/Registered Dietitian Nutritionist.

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Graduate Resource Center

Cal Poly Pomona has a physical Graduate Resource Center for graduate students. It is located on the 2nd floor of the University Library. The Graduate Resource Center serves as a hub of academic support for graduate students, and a space for collaborative learning, working, studying, and networking. Click here to learn more about the Graduate Resource Center. 

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For more information about the Online Master of Science in Dietetics Degree, please contact:

Rachel S. Flores, MS, RD

 Department of Nutrition and Food Science

Don B. Huntley College of Agriculture

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

3801 West Temple Avenue

Pomona, CA 91768

Office:  (909) 869-3861; Fax:  (909) 869-5078; Email:

Important Dates for Graduate Applicants

Term of Application Application Deadline Supporting Document Deadline
Fall 2024 July 1, 2024 August 1, 2024
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Pomona CA 91768


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